Why Does a Trial Lawyer Say "NO" To Most Medical Malpractice Cases?

Finding a lawyer to handle a medical malpractice case is very difficult for many reasons. The first (and most obvious reason) is that many lawyers are not experienced, skilled or talented enough to handle such a complex case up and through trial. However, there are other reasons beyond the ability to find a capable lawyer. Every day we meet with ordinary folks about potential medical malpractice cases. This is not surprising as statistics show that medical negligence kills and harms patients and families at an alarming rate. Many times, the same doctors commit the same error time and time again. As a trial lawyer, I wish I could hold every … [Read more...]

How Long Do I Have to File A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in New Jersey (NJ)?

New Jersey Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations for Adults Medical malpractice lawsuits are governed by a statute of limitations, or a specific time limit on when you can file a claim. In the case of an adult, a medical malpractice lawsuit in NJ must be filed within two (2) years from the actual date of the incident, or two (2) years from when the patient actually discovers the injury (or should have reasonably discovered the injury). New Jersey Statute of Limitations For Minors and Birth Injury Cases The statue of limitations for medical malpractice in New Jersey involving a minor is also two (2) years. However, the two-year … [Read more...]